Thank you Facebook, I owe you one.

June 21, 2011 § 2 Comments

A few days ago I launched The Wardrobeweeder on facebook, a few days before that I decided to make my personal facebook page evermore private…

My thoughts were if someone wants to contact me then they can send a private message, what’s wrong with that?  I decided not to delete it entirely for fear of losing all contact with the wonderful people I’ve met from around the globe in recent years!  Gone are the days of pen pals, pigeons (or was it owls…) and even phone calls!  So Facebook will stay – that was always a given – even if only through gritted teeth.  But, having seen The Wardrobeweeder grow and grow in terms of it’s friend count in a matter of days I’m being pulled in two directions.  While I kind of hate the fact that you have to be ‘on it’ to be ‘in it’, I can’t help but praise it’s amazing social marketing effect. Facebook was set up as a social networking site, a way of bringing friends together in one (online) space to engage in conversation, photo sharing and general chit chat.  For the budding entrepreneur (such as myself!), I’ve learnt that Facebook really is a great tool for communicating with potential clients, peers and other businesses.  Twit twoo Twitter, Facebook is the way forward…

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Paleolithic diet dish: Prawns with curried vegetables

June 2, 2011 § 1 Comment

This dish was so easy to make with the following ingredients:

  • 1/2 pack of cooked prawns
  • 1x pack of chantenay carrots
  • 1x red pepper
  • 1x small sweet potato
  • handful of coriander
  • 1/2 pack of rocket (or any green leaves!)
  • 2 teaspoons of curry powder
  • olive oil (on hand at all times!)
  • salt & pepper to season
The key to the paleolithic skin diet is to avoid processed foods, including ready made sauces and favourings, so I added a little heat and a lot of flavour to a variety of vegetables!
Begin by preparing your vegetables: dice the sweet potato, slice the red pepper and leave the carrots exactly as the are!  Next, heat a frying pan on the hob with a generous glug of olive oil.  While the pan is heating up pop the carrots into the microwave (covered with a splash of water) for 2 minutes to soften.  Add the diced potato to the pan and once it begins to brown and soften add the sliced pepper and slightly softened carrots.  Add another dash of olive oil at this point so the vegetables are well covered.  Move the vegetables around the pan for about 15 minutes until they’re lovely and soft & golden brown then add the cooked prawns and curry powder.  Cook for a further 5 minutes then serve on a bed of green leaves and garnish with chopped coriander.  Easy and delicious, Enjoy!
I’m always looking for quick and easy meals for one, let me know yours!

Introducing the Paleolithic skin diet…

June 2, 2011 § Leave a comment

Never did my face sprout a blemish or spot of any relevance until the day I turned 25.  I was lucky enough in high school to avoid the morning battle between the white-headed beast and the mirror, which so many of my friends had to routinely endure.  I didn’t partake in the premature layering of foundation from the jaw upwards, but in the last two weeks I haven’t left the house without makeup.  I’ve been having serious skin trouble of late so I thought I’d share with you my first port of call in battling adult acne.  My friends and family would say I’m overreacting but underneath carefully applied concealer lies the secret I’m confessing to you now.  I’ve decided firstly change my diet.  I’m learning a lot about the steps to beautiful skin, and as it turns out people suffering from acne have trouble metabolising sugar properly.  My affair with sugar is over.  No more caramel lattes, sneaky muffins, baked beans, biscuits dipped in tea or chocolate fixes… for two weeks anyway.  My skin diet of choice is the paleolithic kind which you can find more about here.  It’s effectively a caveman’s diet but given the year we’re in no hunting is required.  I’m not a big fan of diets in general but this one has a purpose.  Join the club!  Sorry, couldn’t help myself.

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